By Paul Halpern
Encouraged through the top of the millennium, celebrated technology author Paul Halpern tackles the destiny of human civilization and our planet during this meditation at the finish of the realm. starting with the non secular origins of the belief of apocalypse, Halpern exhibits how technological know-how has borrowed the metaphor to explain power all over the world catastrophes. He spins out a number of situations for destruction, from nuclear warfare and worldwide warming to an excellent flood and a brand new Ice Age. He argues that whereas human background will sometime come to a close-even if we survived for billions of years, we might finally face the top of the universe itself-in the intervening time we now have won amazing regulate over our destiny as a species. confronted with the facility to lead our planet towards paradise or rework it into hell, he says, we needs to take steps to prevent these catalysts of apocalypse which are inside our keep watch over.